Category Archives: UESF News

May 10th Rally for Stable, Safe, & Supportive Schools

4:15 p.m. @ 555 Franklin St. before the Board of Ed Meeting

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All UESF members are encouraged to attend UESF’s mass rally at the Board of Education on May 10th at 4:15 p.m. The rally has been called as the affordability crisis continues to push countless educators out of the city. Without strong action from the SFUSD, we are at risk of permanently destabilizing our schools, which puts our students, their families, and our communities at risk.

Fortunately the rebounding state economy and revenue from Prop. 30 are bringing substantial new resources into the district. With the opportunity to meet and confer on wages set for next fall and the district putting together its budget for next school year, it is imperative that they direct resources to ensure a just wage increase.

Educators, parents, and students have also expressed deep concern over insufficient support for the implementation of the district’s adopted Safe and Supported Schools Policy resolution. At our rally on May 10th we will also call on the district to fully support the resolution through adequate staffing and training.

Join your fellow SFUSD educators, parents, and community advocates on May 10th to send a message loud and clear to the Board of Education and the administration: We are worth the investment!

RSVP online, share our event page on Facebook, and talk to your co-workers!

AFT 2121 One Day Strike a Success!

Thanks to everybody who came out to support AFT Local 2121 in their ULP strike yesterday. Watch bellow for a great video of the strike produced by the CFT. For a full recap, click here.

2016 UESF Scholarships for Graduating SFUSD High School Seniors

The United Educators of San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay Area Educators’ Credit Union are pleased to announce the 2016 UESF scholarships for SFUSD’s graduating High School seniors.

All applications are due by Friday, April 29, 2016. Click on each scholarship for rules.

PD by and for UESF Members on Developing Pro-Social Behavior


UESF ‘s Lyn Bradshaw & Diana Mueller deliver high-quality PD to UESF colleagues on developing pro-social behavior.

In coordination with the SFUSD pupil services department, and with the generous support of AFT, UESF member-trainers will provide 3 timely workshop in the coming weeks on developing pro-social behavior. The trainings will focus on evidenced based interventions on managing problem behavior and developing positive behavior for all grade levels.

Saturday, April 16th ​
10:00 a.m. – noon or  1:00-3:00 p.m.
Civic Center Secondary HS (parking: enter from McAllister St.

Saturday, April 30th
10:00 a.m. – noon
Lowell HS

Saturday, May 7th
1:00-3:00 p.m.
​Civic Center Secondary HS (parking: enter from McAllister St.

All UESF members welcome. Please bring Prop A forms in order to get reimbursed for time!

RSVP on Cornerstone

UESF Health & Welfare Fund for Members in Need

Application Deadline: May 20, 2016

Application

UESF is currently accepting the first round of applications for assistance through our Health and Welfare Fund.  The funds are meant to provide emergency assistance to UESF members, certificated and classified.  Priority will be given to those members who are homeless, fire victims or who have suffered hardship due to the death of a family member.

Applications will be accepted from March 21st through May 20th, 2016.  You may apply for up to $2,500.00.  Paraprofessionals and substitutes must pay a $6.00 application fee, which is refundable for those who do not receive an award (Note: Certificated members do not need to pay an application fee because 50¢ of their dues goes into the Health and Welfare fund every month.

All applications must have the requested information and documentation.  Please call the UESF office at (415) 956-8373 if you have any questions.

Hundreds Marched & Dozens Took Arrests for CCSF Faculty on March 11th


AFT2121 President Tim Killikelly, UESF President Lita Blanc, and retiree Rodger Scott were arrested in support of the faculty, staff, and students of CCSF. They were joined by UESF Political Director Ken Tray and over 20 faculty and supporters.

Nearly 300 delegates from the California Federation of Teachers convention took part in a march and rally on March 11th in support of CCSF faculty, who recently voted to authorize a strike because of the hardline stance taken by the administration of the college in negotiations.

The highlight of the march was a sit-in by 25 faculty and supporters in front of the office of the attorney representing the administration in negotiations. UESF President Lita Blanc and Political Director Ken Tray were part of the crew who were arrested for the cause, while Executive Vice President Susan Solomon and much of the UESF delegation served as monitors and chant leaders for the march.

Check out this SF Examiner slide show of the event and watch a short video here. For the latest on AFT 2121′s struggle for a fair contract go to www.aft2121.org. For a great write up of the CFT Convention, including a feature on the march and rally, go to the CFT web site.

FAQ on SFUSD’s Intent to Return Form

The SFUSD has informed all certificated UESF members that they are required to fill out and return an intent to return form for the 16/17 school year. Please review the UESF FAQ sheet for more information: UESF FAQ on SFUSD’s Intent to Return Form.

2016 UESF Election Results

Results for the CFT Convention, NEA Representative Assembly, and CTA State Council

(Certified by the UESF Elections Committee on February 19, 2016. Updated on February 24, 2016)

Election Results